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Angolan Journalist to Hear Criminal Libel Verdict

A court in Angola is expected to render a verdict Thursday in the case against journalist and anti-corruption activist Rafael Marques de Morais.   He is charged with criminal libel for having exposed human rights abuses in the diamond-producing northeast province of Lunda Norte.   The case was brought by seven generals and the Minister of State and head of presidential security.  De Morais said the charges stemmed from his book Blood Diamonds: Torture and Corruption in...

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